HELLO PAZ – 2018

MEMORIES : HELLO PAZ 2018 Two years ago today – 14.04.2018 – we did our first 👋 HELLO PAZ event in Zurich, Switzerland.

We are very happy to take this amazing PAZ journey after more than 10 years of experience as professors and professionals 🚀 🙏 First of all, we are very grateful to our friends and family who were there and believed in us and support us to this day. And thank you for all students, costumers and followers for the collaboration and trust! Thanks again and see you soon : D Andrés & Nora Check out our new COURSES for 2020 : D

Universal glue

Universal glue

We start a fascinating journey to the core of human thought, a wonderful place where all things are connected, and every new spark of life can be used to enrich our creative process. To start this fascinating adventure, we have to make a wonderful suit, a second skin that adapts to all our needs and is such a powerful tool that we are not surprised when we get wings and fly. To do this, we have to board the “parametric design” shuttle, an expression that helps us connect to a variety of fields and materials, the key to a galaxy where everything is possible.

Parametric Design

Parametric design is a generative process based on the parameters of the objects and actions that define them. This would be the generic definition of the term, where many fields and topics are welcomed. In our case, however, the journey begins in a virtual world of three-dimensional modeling based on Euclidean systems supported by the computer. Based on this virtual geometric world, we will build a parametric tunnel that gives us access to the base of our strength, with roots in many directions: geometry, mathematics, physics, electronics, tensegrity, origami, bioarchitecture, structures, construction, big data, trading, architecture … in short, let’s call it FREEDOM!

To understand parametric design, we need to talk about three key points in its creation : Environment, Parameters and Computing.  

Environment

The complexity of the environment that surrounds us is infinite. We can study a 10 x 10 x 10 cm3 cube of air for a lifetime and we will never decode all the information, nuances, beauty and complexity of this volume. Our world is an inexhaustible source of study and compression with many directions, levels and scales. For this reason, in this inexhaustible desire to understand the context that surrounds the human being, man dedicates a lot of time and effort to simplify this information, to process and analyze it in a more agile, simple and dynamic way. To master this practice, we need to analyze the essential characteristics of our environment and live in a simplified reality of our universe. Mobile devices are a great example, as they receive information from our planet in real time and present us in a simple and attractive way.

 Parameters

The moment that man begins to analyze his environment and classify it according to quality, the first seed of parametric thinking is generated. These data and their variations will control the processes. As a practical case, we can imagine the ingredients of a kitchen recipe and how a small variation in the quantities or the processes will change the final result. We also need to talk about the parametric equations, organized according to a parameter (t) that has a path of real numbers and can represent curves or surfaces. This organization of information will generate a structure that enables us to read and edit the content of a process in a dynamic and agile way. This is a very effective method to know that our environment is constantly changing

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Computation

One of the fastest human connections between mental processes (abstract world) and the real world (physical world) is pencil and paper. This model has been the most common in human history, but with the arrival of computers and the internet, the doors opened to a world that was completely unthinkable 100 years ago. Today we have the opportunity to use much more powerful tools that were previously only accessible to a minority. This democratization of knowledge builds up a neural network and creates new states of thought, new professional connections that build a panoramic vision of human knowledge. A clear example of this is our first stop, a green, agile and flexible insect resting on the backs of a rhinoceros with NURBS curves

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Hello Rhino

Rhinoceros 3D is a three-dimensional modeling software based on NURBS (non-uniform rational B-spline) geometry. NURBS geometries give us the freedom to create complex models in a simple and intuitive way. These geometries are very precise because they are based on mathematical equations and are easy to edit with their control points. Not to forget that, when choosing a software, we make a very important decision. We therefore strongly recommend the selection of open and flexible systems that allow us to choose the appropriate working (unfortunately the buildings are still affected by the dictator AUTOCAD and his ortho F8). To start our odyssey we will first download Rhinoceros 3D : D

 

Hello Grasshopper

Still not a Ruttenian? : D We are applauding everyday in honor of David Rutten, the developer of the best parametric design software so far. This architect and programmer is committed to teach everyone how to access the fascinating world of computers in a simple and entertaining way. Thanks to the visual programming language that it has developed, called Grasshopper. Based on the connection of some components for which input parameters “INPUTS” are required, other output values ​​”OUTPUTS” are generated. These components are connected linearly (like an electronic circuit) and generate something that we have never seen before, the appearance of the working PROCESS. This is a basic but very powerful schema because everything around us generates data which in turn can be converted into the format you want. Since September of 2007 Rhinoceros and Grasshopper have been walking hand in hand in the computer scene  : )

 

CHALLENGE #01

  •  Install Rhinoceros 3D. Download and install the NURBS geometry-based 3d modeling software. If the installation was correct, we’ll need to open the Rhinoceros software and, as we enter the word “grasshopper” in the command bar, Grasshopper will be called : D
  • Create your first parametric point. Required Components {Slider; Construct Point; Panel}. To remove a component, we double click on the canvas and write the names of the components {} and press enter (one by one). To connect two components, we have to move the mouse over the output (white crescent) of the first component. When a gray arrow appears in the cursor, we have to press the left mouse button until we connect to the input of the next component. If you get a circuit similar to the one in the image, play with the sliders ; )

 

  • Create a square with four points. Required Components {Slider; Construct Point; Merge; Panel; Boolean Toggle; Polyline; Boundary Surfaces}. Merge is Sorting our points in one List. Then we use this order to create our Counterclockwise Polyline. To close the square with 4 points, we have to change input C (Close) from Polyline to True, so let’s call to “Boolean Toggle” and doing double click on “False” will get one “True” Closing our Polyline and creating our Square Surface ;D

  • Create a pyramid with a square base. Required Components {Slider; Construct Point; Merge; Panel; Polyline; Boundary Surfaces; Brep Join}.

 

See you soon to taste another chapter of parametric concepts. We hope you enjoyed the trip and we’re sorry about the little turbulence, thanks for flying with PAZ – Parametric Airlines ; D

  I WANNA LEARN WITH YOU PAZ : D   

Check the original article for DFT – Designing the Future Magazine in Spanish : ORIGINAL ARTICLE – DFT

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Parametric equation

Rhino3d

Nurbs

David Rutten

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AC+GH_BSS – ONLINE

ArchiCAD+Grasshopper BSS  Online Course

Learn Rhino and Grasshopper through simple exercises and all the technical steps to make these two softwares work together on a professional and exciting PAZ ONLINE Platform : D Optimize your daily work with personal PAZ accompaniment!

Be a BUILDING SYSTEM SPECIALIST, create PARAMETRIC BIM models in ARCHICAD with Rhino and Grasshopper; multiple design variations in short time,  I from BIM and design process on a higher level : D

 

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ArchiCAD – a bit of History

Did you know that ArchiCAD is the first BIM Software from 1984 from Hungary? : )

Let’s go deeper and check some interesting points of the history and development of ArchiCAD. Why do we do that?

Because Nora and ArchiCAD are coming from the same country : ) The founder Gabor Bojar is originally a physicist and his dream was to be a Nobel-Prize awarded scientist : )  But he became a programmer. The way of his success was, that he wanted to create something useful for people for everyday life. Not only the nice user interface, the elegant and smart use of the processor. In the beginning Gabor Bojar was helping to geophysicist to use small calculators to get their results as soon as possible, on the site. This was a big help that time, instead of waiting for the result for two weeks, during the night they could process the information.

The other big step was to visualize this information in 3D to help the intuitions of the geophysicist. As a next step they created Graphisoft. Their first big project was to model the complex 3D pipe system of the nuclear power plant in Paks, Hungary. The project was having a complicated three-dimensional structure, which didn’t fit. They were using days and nights a table computer of 64 Kilobyte memory without hard disk or floppy. It was working with two 99 Kilobyte tape unit which was covering the data storage device. Thanks for that and their software they were able to produce the drawings. 

To explain a bit the situation, during this time was not easy to get help from Western technology, computing and engineering, because of the Iron Curtain and the division of East and West. So they had to solve the problem with the existing hardware finding a clever solution.

 

 

The name of their first software was Radar CH (ArchiCAD 1.0). In 1984 they rewrite the software for Apple Lisa, they won support from Apple, but the problem was, that Macintosh was having a little local market in Central Europe and the Soviet Union.

 

Their first intuition was to sell the software for companies connected with pipe systems, but they didn’t want to use small capacity computers. In that point they realized, the architects are the perfect market, because they needed 3D and they were not having so much money for better computers. That was the perfect match. The coming years Graphisoft expended internationally.

 

ArchiCAD is the first “Virtual Building” concept, the first implementation of BIM. Was the first software to create 2D and 3D geometry and store large amounts of information within the 3D Model.

As we mentioned, Gabor Bojar was a physicist. ArchiCAD was written in GDL (Geometric Description Language, a BASIC-like language. In 2D and 3D in GDL, all the model elements are linked to a local right-handed coordinate system. For placing an element in the desired position, you have to move the coordinate system to the desired position (and orientation), then generate the element itself. Every movement, rotation or stretching of the coordinate system is called a transformation. Transformations are stored in a stack, which can be extended by further transformations and can be cut by deleting one or more transformations from the top of it. Graphisoft attracted the most talented people for the company. Working for the global market behind the iron curtain was very attractive for the best programmers in the Sovjet Block.

In 1995 ArchiCAD was created for both platforms : Macintosh and Windows.

The next big step was TEAM WORK with the version 5.1 in 1997:

As Gabor Bojar says, the biggest challenge was to train the programmers to like the market and the customers. Graphisoft was deeply focused to serve and understand the need of their customers and since then (more then 36 years) they are doing the same.

Today the last version is ArchiCAD 24, connected with other softwares, like Rhinoceros and Grasshopper to take the software to the maximum level : )

The ArchiCAD + Grasshopper Live Connection it exist since 2016, from the version ArchiCAD 18! PAZ is using this connection since it’s born. A special project were we made our first connection was The house of the Hungarian Music.

 

If you want to know more, contact PAZ!

Source:

01 – Gabor Bojar

02 – Micro Capitalism

03 – ArchiCAD 2.0

04 – ArchiCAD

05 – GDL

06 – Gabor Bojar Interview

07 – Gabor Bojar about Graphisoft

08 – ArchiCAD Talk

09 – ArchiCAD Story

10 – ArchiCAD Versions

11 – Apple Lisa    

Visual Scripting History + PAZ

Visual Scripting

Welcome to VISUAL SCRIPTING !! : D

“CAD software” was born in 1957 at the hands of Dr. Patrick J. Hanratty. A few years later in 1960, comes the great SKETCHPAD by Ivan Sutherland, an advanced CAD system that can connect our stylus with the screen of our computer.

Establishing a direct “human to machine” connection and being at some points much more advanced than some of the current CAD software, since it allows us to correct imperfections of our line or align geometries obtaining the beloved angle of 90º; D

Years after the appearance of the first CAD systems, GRAIL (Graphical Input Language) was born. GRAIL is the first visual programming language in history developed by RAND Corporation in 1966 to solve the need for a much simpler communication between human beings and computers.

You want to try out how this system was working 50 years back?

Thanks to Jack Schaedler you can give a try and check the code :

Back to the Future of Hand writing Recognition

Take your mouse and press the mouse button and move your pointer with your intuitions across the surface! Check it how it acts and learn why!! In order to break the barrier between hands and mouse, PAZ implements a working method that brings us closer to the computer with a visual interface and reopens the computational language by the developers : )

A two-dimensional canvas, that helps the hard work of understanding a brain based on zeros and ones, inviting our computer to collaborate at the Computational Design Party and program without understanding code to open a door to connect with millions of professionals and possibilities.

  DIVIDE DEEPER IN VISUAL SCRIPTING   

ArchiCAD + Revit

Archicad + Revit

In this short video we show how we connected Archicad and Revit with grasshopper via Rhino Inside REVIT at the same time.

In this case our design is coming from ArchiCAD. If we make changes we can update it in real time in Revit and pass the information from one BIM software to an other  : D

Do you collaborate with offices, do you work in ArchiCAD and do they work in Revit? Or the other way around? What if we make the entire workflow more flexible and fluid, using the same script and geometry adapting the data based on the discipline? Are you interested to learn a platform that enables you to overcome software limitations and give back the lead the architects in technology?

Would you like to know more? Or do you have question?

Our fourth jamsession on Thursday (March 19th) is about this connection. Thanks for the rhinoinside connection in addition to archicad, we will be using another bim output. We show how you can connect both software, accelerate the workflow between disciplines and be flexible with your exports giving result to your clients, colleagues, etc.. : )

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POINTS & NOTES : Workshop PAZ + AFTZ

24 of NOVEMBER POINTS & NOTES 13:00 Workshop in LAB100 in Zürich : ) We introduce the diversity and creativity of computer design in the context of architecture, experimenting with the creation of new spaces, geometry connected with visual and acoustic animations. : ) Join PAZ for this inspiring and open afternoon and let your imagination fly! : D More info:  [email protected] or AFTZ